Relationship between high plasma leptin concentrations and metabolic syndrome in obese pre-pubertal children

@article{Valle2003RelationshipBH,
  title={Relationship between high plasma leptin concentrations and metabolic syndrome in obese pre-pubertal children},
  author={Miguel G. Vel{\'a}zquez-del Valle and F{\'e}lix Gasc{\'o}n and Rub{\'e}n Fern{\'a}ndez Martos and Francisco Manuel Mart{\'i}n Bermudo and P. Echave Ceballos and Antonia Mohedano Suanes},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2003},
  volume={27},
  pages={13-18}
}
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between serum leptin levels and metabolic syndrome, fasting insulin level and anthropometric index in obese pre-pubertal children.DESIGN: A cross-sectional study was carried out on obese children.SUBJECTS: A study was made of 41 obese children (aged 6–9 y) and the same number of non-obese children (control group), matched by age and sex.METHODS: Body mass index (BMI), waist/hip ratio (WHR) and blood pressure were determined in each child. Serum leptin… CONTINUE READING
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